Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took his first Formula One victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Starting the race from pole position the Monegasque driver was fast all day long and came home just ahead of defending world champion Lewis Hamilton who has extended his championship lead to 65 points.
Valttteri Bottas finished the race in third place just ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. It was a great race for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon who in his first race for the team came home in fifth place.
Racing Point F1 Team’s Sergio Perez came home in sixth place just ahead of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat and Nico Hulkenberg. It was a great race for Pierre Gasly who finished the event in ninth place while Racing Point F1 Team’s Lance Stroll rounded out the top ten.
Lando Norris was forced to retire from the race on the final lap just yards from the finish line having had a wonderful day in his McLaren having run in fifth place for most of the race.
Kevin Magnussen finished the race in 12th place for the Haas F1 Team with Romain Grosjean in 13th place just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and George Russell. Kimi Raikkonen was unable to take advantage of a great qualifying on Saturday after being hit by Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.
Robert Kubica rounded out the order in 17th place while Max Verstappen and Antonio Giovinazzi retired from the race. The safety car came out on the opening lap of the race following the incident between Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen as the Dutch driver retired.
Carlos Sainz was also forced to retire from the race.
Next stop is Monza next weekend for the Italian Grand Prix.